Election 2020

FRONTLINE has been reporting on the evolution of American politics and threats to democracy for years — from how conspiracy theories made their way to the center of American political life, to the resurgence of white supremacist ideology, to how choices made by U.S. political leaders have undermined democracy and stoked violence in the country.

Here is a collection of reporting on the leadup to the 2020 presidential election, the persistent false claims that it was stolen, the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and the fraught aftermath.

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